By Abdi Rahman Ibrahim
In the Summer I play with my friend named Mike.
He and I both enjoy riding our bikes.
We like riding to the park.
When we get there, we hear dogs bark.
And sometimes we like flying our kites.
Winter Go Away!
By Ansari Mohamed
Very cold winter, when will you please go away?
I love it when you snow, but I hate it when you stay!
For five months you have been here.
And I hope that spring will appear.
I want to play outside and have fun on the first warm day.
Once there was a flower that came from Brazil.
It was very beautiful and grew by a windmill.
It shone very brightly.
And it looked really friendly.
A duck waddled by and plucked it with its bill.
Blooming flowers here and there.
Blooming flowers everywhere!
There is one under a maple tree.
There is one giving pollen to a honey bee.
And there is one being eaten by a bear!
There are three frogs in the pond.
Two frogs jumped on the lawn.
One climbed up a tree.
The other one got stung by a bee.
And the last one got eaten by a swan.
There once was a girl who was fourteen.
She lived in a castle with a queen.
She wrote poems that rhymed.
And she enjoyed reading them all the time.
One day she read a poem that caused a scene.
There once was a cowgirl named Jane.
She had fun riding the wide open range.
Her horse was big and fast.
And it loved eating fresh grass.
The cowgirl also liked playing rodeo games.
There once was a basketball team.
It had a winning scheme.
Jordan skillfully dunked the ball.
He did not let the game stall.
And all the fans would scream!
There once was a small field mouse.
He lived in a big white house.
The creature’s name was Billy.
And he liked being silly.
He also played with his friends in a tree house.
There once was a gray happy cat.
It enjoyed being lazy and fat.
The cat’s favorite food was tuna.
And it always had fun playing with Muna.
It also learned how to fly like a bat.
There once was a green and black tree frog.
And its best friend was a dog.
The frog jumped on the dog’s back.
And it wanted a ride called a piggyback.
The dog started to run like a hog.
There once was a dog that lived on a street.
And every night you could hear him weep.
The children were not home all summer long.
This made the poor dog bark a sad song.
Sometimes you would find him asleep.
There once was a very nice mouse.
It lived in a cozy warm house.
He loved eating cheddar cheese.
But it always made him sneeze.
Then he told his spouse.